Interior designed Apartment named after the Universal Genius; Leonardo Da Vinci.
History of the Building
Why Leonardo Da Vinci many might ask, one of Italy’s greatest creative minds and possible the most notable Italian in History!
Clerkenwell routes are very grounded in the Italian community, in fact Clerkenwell was known as “Little Italy” from the 1850’s to the mid 1980’s being home to in excess of 15,000 Italians who called the area home, centred around it very elaborate Cathedral on Clerkenwell Road, called none other than St Peters. Therefore very fitting to link these wonderful memories of this much loved community, to one of Clerkenwell’s historic loft buildings.
The building itself has its own magical history being the original home to Punch magazine. Punch was established in 1841 by Ebenezer Landells and Henry Mayhew, a British Magazine full of Humour and Satire, renowned internationally for its wit and for its introduction of the term cartoon as we know it today. It published the works of some of the greatest comic writers and poets such as W.M Thackeray, Mayhew, P.G. Wodehouse, Sir John Betjeman, Alan Coren and Miles Kingston to name but a few. In 1947-1948 it readership peaked at 184,000 copies and in later years much of the archive was acquired by the British Library, including the famous Punch table.
About the Apartment
This astounding lateral loft apartment has been impeccably and meticulously re designed and modernised by the current owners creating a refined and elegant home. The apartment offers superb ceiling heights of almost three metres with flexible and very versatile accommodation. There are sliding pocket walls allowing the creation of expanding living spaces with a “secret” bar area as well as creating comfortable and spacious bedrooms. The apartment has super storage throughout making intelligent use of the space available and includes a bespoke kitchen, three bathrooms and a secure off street parking space.
Location / Transport
Saffron Hill runs parallel to Hatton Garden and is moment from Farringdon Underground and Mainline Station which offers superb connections to the financial district in The City and London’s West End. Farringdon Station is currently undergoing an expansion programme and with the opening of Crossrail in 2018 will become the only Station in London to directly connect to four of London’s International Airports.
About the Area
Clerkenwell is one of London’s most vibrant destination regarded as London’s Avant Garde design quarter, attracting some of the most renowned Architect practises as well as bespoke furniture companies.
The area offers the very best fine dining and eclectic street food markets, bespoke shops, art galleries and designer furniture shops. Its enviable location and proximity to London’s Legal and Financial districts continuously attracts, Bankers, Lawyers, Creatives, Designers and Architects.
This is a wonderful opportunity to buy an important piece of Clerkenwell History.
Asking Price: £1,895,000
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